Lisa Zonder
CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
Attorney, CDC Certified Divorce Coach®, Mediator
WO40 Coaching
Languages Spoken
English
Special Offerings
Free Consultation
Phone Number
About my Practice

 I’ve seen far too much conflict handled the wrong way. My perspective is that the legal system is costly and adversarial. It is not the best venue for resolving family disputes. I suffered silently through my own divorce with my ex spouse. I felt alone. 

Professionally, I have spent nearly 30 years in the “battlefields” of divorce court. On a daily basis, I deal with my divorce clients in all divorce processes including as a professional peacemaker, negotiator and litigator. Many, but not all, of my clients are high net worth. Their divorces are complex legally, financially and emotionally. I take my profession very seriously. I have had the privilege of representing clients whose spouses are in the throes of addiction and mental health crises. These high conflict cases are serious and the stakes are high. 

It’s occurred to me more recently as the world is going through a sea change post the Covid19 pandemic that most clients want more than legal advice. Coaching is the missing piece bridging the gap between helping with legal issues and addressing the whole person. Dealing with transitions isn’t something clients should endure alone. I know because I went through my divorce and felt alone. My attorneys were doing their jobs but were not holistically attuned or present enough to look and see me as a whole person. 

With expertise in divorce law and coaching, I excel in intricate and high net worth cases. Through the powerful blend of 30 years of legal acumen, coaching skills, and intuitive insights, I propel, primarily women to shift their focus towards a brighter future by transforming heartbreak into breakthroughs. WO40 Coaching offers individual coaching and is now forming groups for group coaching and workshops. You deserve resources and a partner so you can be empowered, healed and ensure a secure financial and emotional future.  Let’s rewrite your next chapter.

Services I Offer

*High Net Worth divorce
*Complex Divorce
*Divorce team management
*Mature Divorce
*Amicable Divorce
*Executive Divorce
*Divorce Mediation
*Finding a Divorce Team

With expertise in divorce law and coaching, I excel in intricate and high net worth cases. Through the powerful blend of 30 years of legal acumen, coaching skills, and intuitive insights, I propel, primarily women to shift their focus towards a brighter future by transforming heartbreak into breakthroughs. WO40 Coaching offers individual coaching and is now forming groups for group coaching and workshops. You deserve resources and a partner so you can be empowered, healed and ensure a secure financial and emotional future.  Let’s rewrite your next chapter.

 

Certifications

CDC Certified Divorce and Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach®
Transformational Life Coach (anticipated August 2023)
Certified Family Law Specialist (State Bar of CA, Board of Legal Specialization)

Professional Memberships

Member of the State Bar of California
Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) State Bar CA, Board of Legal Specialization
Licensed attorney in NY
Licensed attorney in District of Columbia
APFM (family mediation organization)
Mediate.com
Member of Managing Partner’s Roundtable (CA)
Beverly Hills Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association
AACFL (financial literacy and training)

Background Experience

I am a 30 year divorce attorney and Certified Divorce Coach, mediator and Collaborative Divorce professional licensed in the State of California. My  legal, mediation and Collaborative training and experience spans 30 years. For years, I volunteered for the local superior courts Family Court departments serving as Voluntary Settlement Conference Judge and Judge Pro Tem in California and have settled thousands of divorce cases privately and as a volunteer for the courts. 

Professionally, I have spent nearly 30 years in the “battlefields” of divorce court. On a daily basis, I deal with my divorce clients in all divorce processes including as a professional peacemaker, negotiator and litigator. Many, but not all, of my clients are high net worth. Most of my divorce clients find themselves with divorces that are complex legally, financially and emotionally. I take my profession very seriously. These high conflict cases are serious and the stakes are high.

Many women going through divorce suffer needlessly and feel alone during their divorce experience. Most clients want so much more than legal advice. Coaching is the missing piece bridging the gap between helping with legal issues and addressing the whole person. Dealing with transitions isn’t something clients should endure alone. I know because I went through my divorce and felt alone. My attorneys were doing their jobs but were not looking at me and seeing a whole person. I’ve helped countless men and women settle their divorces peacefully.

With expertise in divorce law and coaching, I excel in intricate and high net worth cases. Through the powerful blend of 30 years of legal acumen, coaching skills, and intuitive insights, I propel women to shift their focus towards a brighter future by transforming heartbreak into breakthroughs using my 90 day “Transformational Divorce: Empowering, healing and securing futures”.

 

Testimonials

“I have observed Ms. Zonder demonstrate thoughtful concern for the psychological, financial and pragmatic needs of her clients and their families. She is oriented toward an individualized, relational approach in which she readily infuses warmth and skillful engagement that results in meaningful outcomes….” Dr. Raina Krell (PhD, MS, PPS, LPCC)

Dear Lisa: This is amazing and super helpful. You are a Goddess!!! Thank you for your help in Turning my ship around. So far, this is the most movement I have had. Thanks to you! I remain calm and feel more confident knowing I’m …making baby steps. ” (Consulting/Coaching Client) K. (March 10, 2023)

“…I routinely referred clients to Ms. Zonder with complete confidence that they would be taken care of with the highest level of experience and integrity. Our shared clients provided consistent positive feedback…even though they were going through a difficult time they were pleased they had Ms. Zonder to shepherd them through…” Jennifer (former CDFA and law school graduate)

Book a Complimentary Session

I offer a complimentary 15 to 30 minute”meet and greet” session so you can get to know if we are a “fit” for coaching. Please phone 805-342-0882. You can also check out our website http://www.WO40Coaching.com. We are just a phone call away. For your complimentary initial consultation, you can book an appointment here. https://calendly.com/zonder/15-min-coaching

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